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Fosters boss blames 'sexist and insulting' adverts for putting women off beer

The beer industry regularly comes under fire as companies are accused of discriminating against a female audience

A Protein World advert displayed in an underground station in London which says

Protein World advert: Formal investigation launched into 'beach body ready' campaign

The advert has also been banned from appearing in its current form

Mansur Gavriel, the luxury handbag company, used a sloth for its Spring 2015 lookbook

The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big fashion campaigns

From American Apparel, to designer Mansur Gavriel, the slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
Researchers say online food advertising does not affect children’s diets

Health campaigners angry as review fails to stop online junk food ads targeting children

Marketing companies are free to continue using 'advergames' - addictive, heavily branded, free online games - to promote products high in saturated fat, salt and sugar

'The wisdom behind the Du Maurier filter', which claims to give the cigarette improved flavour and prevent bits of tobacco in the mouth

Plain packaging for cigarettes will see the end of some wickedly wonderful marketing

The government wants cigarettes to be in plain packs, but Big Baccy won't be the only loser, says Tim Willis

Victoria's Secret releases early Super Bowl ad

Adriana Lima is among the Angels who take the field in the Victoria's Secret Super Bowl commercial

The Conservatives unveiled their first 2015 national election campaign poster in Westminster on 2nd January

Election posters: The Battle of the billboards

Big Ben had barely chimed in the new year when the political parties launched their campaigns. Kunal Dutta asked five advertising agencies to imagine what the hoardings might look like in 116 days’ time, while Westminster-watcher John Rentoul gives his verdict

The latest Lynx advert in Australia features a gay kiss

Lynx advert features gay kiss in Australia

The brand has been criticised for sexism in its past campaigns

Anomaly's Sexy Jesus calendar depicts the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched a Sexy Jesus calendar

The Sainsbury's Christmas advert parody is finally here

Advert imagines a brief truce between Tesco and Sainsbury's

The Top Ten: Forgotten brands

This list started with Gordon Brown mentioning the 'websphere' in his post-referendum speech in Scotland. Allen Brown said it was the name of IBM's webserver software. Andrew Denny said he thought IBM was going the way of Pan Am – a brand name in daily use that everyone has now forgotten…

Karen Blackett: The most influential black person in the UK on growing up in 'Mini Barbados', ambition and her favourite ads

Blackett is CEO of media agency Media Com UK and last month became the first woman to top the Powerlist 100 of most influential black Britons

The ‘Magic of Flying’ advertising campaign on a billboard in Piccadilly Circus

Miles Young: Ogilvy & Mather’s secret to attracting top overseas talent

As the London office of the world’s largest ad group celebrates its feted campaign for BA, the agency's chairman and chief executive on the changing face of advertising

Life savers: the new 2014 campaign

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Fifty years after the first warning film about drink-driving, a new Christmas campaign has launched. Simon Usborne compares our changing attitudes to ‘one for the road’

Pick up a penguin: John Lewis’s emotional ‘story’ is part of a £7m festive store campaign

John Lewis Christmas advert 2014: It's sickly and sweet but surprisingly potent

You know the festive countdown has really started when John Lewis releases its Christmas TV campaign. Seasonal sick-bag in hand, Adam Sherwin gets a sneak preview

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